When you’ve got a hankering for something sweet, you can always trust the experts at Wockenfuss to deliver perfectly-crafted confections every time. Still, some of us enjoy a DIY approach. Making candy at home can be harder than it looks, but these basic recipe ideas can give you an easy introduction to the world of homemade chocolates. Always start with high-quality chocolate from Wockenfuss, and make sure to pick up some extra helpings of your favorite sweets, just in case your first forays into confectionery go awry.
Try Your Hand at Chocolate Bark for Homemade Chocolates Made Easy
Chocolate bark is an excellent first project for those new to the world of homemade chocolates. Simply start with some breakup chocolate from Wockenfuss (both milk and dark chocolate work well), plus the toppings of your choice. This is also a great opportunity to get children active in the kitchen. Set out toppings like chopped nuts, gummi candies, candy corn, and anything else your heart desires. Make sure to read up on melting and tempering chocolate beforehand. Proper tempering allows you to avoid that annoying white chocolate bloom on your finished treats.
Prepare for the Holidays with Crispy, Crunchy Homemade Chocolates
While some of us are still clinging to the last days of summer, the fall and winter holidays are looming just ahead. You can make homemade chocolates for many different holidays following the same process: combining melted breakup chocolate with cornflakes or puffed rice cereal and forming the mixture into lumps. Customize your treats with candies from Wockenfuss for these festive occasions:
- Halloween – Form the chocolate/cornflake mixture into balls. Create chocolate spiders by adding shoestring licorice legs and candy corn fangs to round chocolate “bodies.”
- Hanukkah – Replace the cornflakes with crispy fried noodle snacks or potato sticks. Combine with melted chocolate, roll into balls, and flatten to create chocolate “latkes.”
- Christmas – Shape your chocolate/cornflake mixture into rounded triangles. Add white chocolate pretzels (either whole or halved) as “antlers” for your deer heads. Create eyes and noses with frosting, jelly beans, or candies of your choice.
Like puffed rice treats, these chocolate creations can be customized to fit virtually any occasion or theme. Let your creativity run wild!
Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs are trending on social media, and you can make your own with candies from Wockenfuss! These treats consist of a hard chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, candy, and any other additions that can make your concoction look and taste great. Use melted breakup chocolate to create your chocolate shell. Once you’ve filled your shell with hot chocolate mix, experiment with different flavors and aesthetics. Dark chocolate mint wafers and mint nonpareils add a punch of mint flavor, and things like malted milk balls and truffles can take your concoction to decadent new heights! Drop your hot chocolate bombs into piping hot milk to create the perfect cup of hot cocoa.
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!